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  • Streamlining the Grants Process with Blackbaud Solutions1:49

    Streamlining the Grants Process with Blackbaud Solutions

    Senior Accountant Natalie Smith shares how Blackbaud solutions have help transform and streamline the grants process at The Duke Endowment. Learn more: https://www.blackbaud.com/customer-stories/the

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  • Achieving Operational Efficiency with Blackbaud Solutions2:10

    Achieving Operational Efficiency with Blackbaud Solutions

    Jacquie Klotzbach, Director of Systems Administration for Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, shares how Blackbaud solutions helps the Foundation work more efficiently and meet donor

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  • Customer Spotlight: The Community Foundation Herkimer & Oneida Counties

    Customer Spotlight: The Community Foundation Herkimer & Oneida Counties

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  • Foundations Total Solution Datasheet

    Foundations Total Solution Datasheet

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  • The Cloud Solution for Foundations

    The Cloud Solution for Foundations

    Is your foundation a connected one? Explore The Cloud Solution for Foundations from Blackbaud, built to power more impactful giving.

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  • Convening a City to Cultivate the Next Generation of Talent: A Conversation with John Hancock

    Convening a City to Cultivate the Next Generation of Talent: A Conversation with John Hancock

    Read how multiple organizations and the city of Boston work together to equip the next workforce generation with the skills needed to succeed.

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  • Six Tips for Building Public and Private Partnerships: The UPS Foundation and Disaster Relief

    Six Tips for Building Public and Private Partnerships: The UPS Foundation and Disaster Relief

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  • What a Midyear Review Could Mean for You, Your Leadership, and Your Funding Impact

    What a Midyear Review Could Mean for You, Your Leadership, and Your Funding Impact

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  • Blackbaud’s Commitment to Grantmaking Has Never Been Greater

    Exploring the new Blackbaud Grantmaking

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  • Brands Taking Stands & Joining Movements: A Conversation with Grant Garrison of GOOD Corps

    Brands Taking Stands & Joining Movements: A Conversation with Grant Garrison of GOOD Corps

    Rachel Hutchisson of Blackbaud, speaks with Grant Garrison, managing director at GOOD Corps, about how brands can purposefully align themselves with causes and movements to advance social good.

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  • Corporate Philanthropy

    Corporate Philanthropy

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  • The Case for Cause Marketing

    The Case for Cause Marketing

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  • A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

    A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

    Susan McPherson talks about what works (and what doesn't) when corporate and nonprofit brands engage in hashtag activism on the Champions for Social Good podcast.

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  • Strengthening the Social Economy: A Conversation with Catherine LaCour, Chief Marketing Officer at Blackbaud

    Strengthening the Social Economy: A Conversation with Catherine LaCour, Chief Marketing Officer at Blackbaud

    Rachel Hutchisson speaks with Catherine LaCour, CMO at Blackbaud, about how organizations can strengthen the social economy by leveraging data, individual impact & radical collaboration.

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    Blackbaud Grantmaking

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  • What is Cause Marketing?

    What is Cause Marketing?

    Understand the opportunities with Cause Marketing

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  • Configuration Vs. Customization: A Technology Guide

    Configuration Vs. Customization: A Technology Guide

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  • Social Activism and Community Engagement: A Conversation with Darrin Goss, President & CEO of Coastal Community Foundation

    Social Activism and Community Engagement: A Conversation with Darrin Goss, President & CEO of Coastal Community Foundation

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  • Blackbaud Webinar: Best Practices in Corporate Philanthropy with Subaru31:44

    Blackbaud Webinar: Best Practices in Corporate Philanthropy with Subaru

    Join us for a conversation with Sandy Capell, Subaru’s manager of corporate responsibility and philanthropy, as she discusses why philanthropy is so important to Subaru and how it got it's corporate r

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    Blackbaud Grantmaking

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  • Is technology powering or hindering your organization?

    Is technology powering or hindering your organization?

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  • Trends in Corporate Engagement: A Conversation with Jenny Lawson, President of Networks at Points of Light

    Trends in Corporate Engagement: A Conversation with Jenny Lawson, President of Networks at Points of Light

    In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Rachel Hutchisson speaks with Jenny Lawson, president of Networks at Points of Light about trends in corporate engagement.

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  • CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead

    CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead

    Subject matter experts detail how you can achieve a results-focused, holistic CSR program in a world where CSR touches multiple areas of your business.

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  • What Happens to Impact Stories When Corporations Align with the SDGs?

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  • Corporations and Their Evolving Roles in the Social Good Economy

    Corporations and Their Evolving Roles in the Social Good Economy

    Your CSR practices can influence consumer behavior, investor relations, and employee engagement. Find out how.

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  • The Ultimate CSR Quiz

    The Ultimate CSR Quiz

    CALLING ALL CSR CHAMPIONS: Take the quiz now and test your knowledge

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  • Using CSR to Align Profit and Purpose

    Using CSR to Align Profit and Purpose

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  • Community Foundation Solutions

    Community Foundation Solutions

    MicroEdge + Blackbaud’s comprehensive community foundation solution can help you advance your mission and increase your impact. How? Read on.

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  • Blackbaud Foundations Solutions

    Blackbaud Foundations Solutions

    MicroEdge + Blackbaud’s comprehensive grantmaking and outcomes solution can help you increase the impact of your giving. How? Read on.

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  • Quiz: How Well Do You Know the SDGs?

    Quiz: How Well Do You Know the SDGs?

    Take the True False SDGs Quiz – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals | MicroEdge + Blackbaud

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  • Technology for Corporate Responsibility

    Technology for Corporate Responsibility

    Read more to learn about taking a holistic approach in furthering your mission in this world of corporate giving and employee engagement.

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  • Do you have a holistic view of your grantmaking activities? Here's why you should.

    Transparency is key to gaining efficiencies in your grantmaking workflow, but impossible to achieve without 360 insight into all of your grantmaking activities.

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  • Blackbaud Corporate Solutions

    Blackbaud Corporate Solutions

    Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for Companies can help you increase the impact of your efforts. How? Read on.

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  • 5 Questions to Ask Your Foundation Management Technology Vendor

    5 Questions to Ask Your Foundation Management Technology Vendor

    Ask your technology vendor—or your team—the following five questions to see if you could be getting more from the software powering your foundation.

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  • 15 Steps to Corporate Volunteering Success

    From Roger Hancock, who has achieved a 98% employee volunteer participation rate at CSAA Insurance Group over the last three years.

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  • The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

    The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

    To help shed a little light on the shift in focus we have seen in the corporate giving and engagement space, we turn to some of the beliefs and best practices of expert and thought leader Rachel...

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  • 6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

    6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

    Here are 6 technology recommendations for community foundations to consider to engage millennial donors.

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  • Why Higher Education Institutions Need to Leverage Data and Analytics

    Why Higher Education Institutions Need to Leverage Data and Analytics

    Using analytical, data-driven insights enables you to reinvent the way your institution operates. Most academic institutions understand how enormous this …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 98: The State of Social Media in 2019

    Everyone knows that social media has a massive impact on today’s culture, so how can social good organizations effectively leverage …

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  • Thought About Your Advocacy Strategy Lately?

    Thought About Your Advocacy Strategy Lately?

    When it comes to advocacy, it feels silly to say that the most important thing is reaching the right folks …

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  • 7 Tips for Navigating Nonprofit Accounting Compliance

    7 Tips for Navigating Nonprofit Accounting Compliance

    Tax-exempt organizations have seen significant changes to financial accounting and reporting standards in recent years. Implementing new standards can be …

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  • Shaping your Fundraising Strategies with the 2018 donorCentrics®Alumni Giving Report

    Shaping your Fundraising Strategies with the 2018 donorCentrics®Alumni Giving Report

    Did you know that nearly eight out of ten new alumni donors don’t give again the following year?  Or that …

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  • Churches and Engagement (But Not Weddings): Tips for Engaging Each Generation

    Churches and Engagement (But Not Weddings): Tips for Engaging Each Generation

    In my last blog post, “Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church,” I introduced the topic of engagement and …

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  • It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye: Mighty Citizen’s Experience Running an Email Re-Engagement Campaign

    It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye: Mighty Citizen’s Experience Running an Email Re-Engagement Campaign

    Thankfully, there’s been an email marketing paradigm shift in recent years. It used to be that, above all, size mattered. …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 97: Aligning Finance and Mission Strategy

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 97: Aligning Finance and Mission Strategy

    What do finance and development have in common? A goal to keep the organization on the path to successfully fulfilling …

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  • 6 Website Optimization Tips to Make Your Higher Education Institution Shine

    6 Website Optimization Tips to Make Your Higher Education Institution Shine

    One of the most important things for a brand is good web design. Your higher education institution likely has several …

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  • 4 Free Professional Development Opportunities You Might Not Be Thinking About

    4 Free Professional Development Opportunities You Might Not Be Thinking About

    It’s so easy to get caught in the day-to-day of our jobs and think of “professional development” as something that …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

    Getting supporters to take action and engage with elected officials on policy issues can be a challenge, requiring organizations to …

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  • The 5 Laws of Successful IT Strategy and Planning

    The 5 Laws of Successful IT Strategy and Planning

    As a nonprofit business, advancing your organization’s unique mission is the primary goal. The success of the communities you serve …

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  • Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church

    Elephant in the Sanctuary: Talking Money in Church

    My family attends church in an older building which is in dire need of some major updates. We even joke …

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  • The Ins and Outs of Remote Work for Nonprofits

    The Ins and Outs of Remote Work for Nonprofits

    You never thought remote work would be the new norm for today’s workforce. But in the last ten years, telecommuting …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 95: What the Heck is Robotic Process Automation? (and Why Your Organization Needs It)

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 95: What the Heck is Robotic Process Automation? (and Why Your Organization Needs It)

    We spend as much as 20% of our day doing manual repetitive tasks, and those manual tasks often end up …

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  • 3 Stewardship Techniques to Scale Your Fundraising Efforts

    3 Stewardship Techniques to Scale Your Fundraising Efforts

    If you’ve paid any attention to the fundraising landscape within higher education over the past few years, you’ve seen a …

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  • Equalizing the Power Between Us in the Social Good Sector

    Equalizing the Power Between Us in the Social Good Sector

    What has us feel powerless in our efforts to influence others? How can we balance the power between us in …

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  • Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

    Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

    We recently held the fifth annual Blackbaud Target Analytics donorCentrics Sustainer Summit, hosted by WGBH in Boston on March 23 …

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  • One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2019

    One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2019

    Blackbaud's latest Charitable Giving Report sheds light on the importance of donor retention in the nonprofit industry.

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

    It’s easy to think of data as something that’s entirely neutral, but like most things, data is open to interpretation. …

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